Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Gustavo Pierre has perfect day


Buffalo Bisons (37-37)

The Bisons got a quality start out of veteran minor leaguer P.J. Walters to move back to .500. Offence was at a premium for both teams as the Bisons used a 3-run 3rd to beat Rochester Red Wings 3-2.

The bullpen gave the Bisons 4 innings of one run, 3 hit relief. The offence came in the Anthony Gose (RBI single and SB) and a Kevin Pillar 2-run home run. Brad Glenn extended his hit streak to 7 games with a single. Pillar is hitting .405/.450/.622 since being demoted by the Jays….just goes to show the difference between major league  competition and Triple-A competition. Gose on the hand had 3K and collected his first hit since being sent down…..just does seem to get it.

Darin Mastroianni– 0/4

Anthony Gose- 1/4, R, RBI(11), BB, 3K, SB

Kevin Pillar- 1/4,R, HR(2), 2-RBI(25)

Dan Johnson– 0/4, K

Brad Glenn- 1/3, BB, 2K

Jared Goedert– 0/2, BB

A.J. Jimenez– 0/3

Ryan Goins– 2/3, R, 2B(9)

Jonathan Diaz– 1/1

P.J. Walters (W,1-0)- 5.0IP, 6H, R, 2BB, 4K,

John Stilson– 2.0IP, 2H, R, 2K

Ryan Tepera– 1.0IP

Bobby Korecky (S, 9)- 1.0IP, H, K

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (31-43)

The Fisher Cats used a late inning charge to win 7-2. The Fisher Cats go a 3-run 8th and 2-run 9th to break a 2-2 tie and snap a 2-game losing streak.

Every starter, expect Jack Murphy, got at least one hit. Kenny Wilson and Mike Crouse had 3-hit games. Kenny Wilson is carrying a 6-game hit streak and is hitting .435/.435/.478 over this time. Jon Berti is also in the midst of a 6-game hit streak and is hitting .293/.341/.366 in his past 10 games. Crouse had a day to remember and one that we all wish we could see a lot more of. He hit a home run, had two 2-out RBI’s, 2 stolen bases and a double…..a triple shy of the cycle.

Kenny Wilson- 3/5, 2R, 2B(7), K, SB(17)

Jon Berti- 1/5, R, 2B(10)

Andy Burns– 1/3, R, 2B(12), BB, 2-RBI(29), SB(14)

Mike McDade– 1/5, RBI(19)

Mike Crouse- 3/4, 2R, 2B(9), HR(4), 2-RBI(20), BB, K, 2-SB(9,10)

Matt Newman– 1/5, R, K

Jonathan Jones– 1/4, BB, K

Kevin Nolan– 2/4, RBI(18), K

Jack Murphy- 0/4, 3K

Casey Lawrence– 4.0IP, 2H, 3K

Arik Sikula– 2.0IP, 4H, 2R, K

Scott Gracey (W, 3-3)- 1.0IP, 2K

Gregory Infante (S, 7)- 2.0IP, H, 4K

Dunedin Blue Jays (48-25)

The D-Jays were undone by a 3-run 6th inning and fell 6-5. Gustavo Pierre has been swinging a hot bat recently and is riding a 4-game hit streak. Pierre is hitting .333/.333/.583 with 3HR and 10-RBI in his past 10 games. Dalton Pompey, Marcus Knecht, and Jorge Saez each had 2-hit games.

Dwight Smith Jr.- 0/5, 2K

Dalton Pompey- 2/5, R, 2B(11), SB(27)

Marcus Knecht- 2/5, R, RBI(32)

L.B. Dantzler– 1/4, R, 2B(1), BB

Emilio Guerrero– 1/4, RBI(29), K

Nick Baligod– 1/4, R

Jorge Saez- 2/3, R, 3B, BB

Gustavo Pierre- 4/4, R, HR(4), 3-RBI(25), SB(4)

Christian Lopes– 0/4, 2K

Ben White– 5.0IP, 8H, 3R, BB, 2K

Justin Jackson (BS,1)(L, 3-1)- 0.1IP, 4H, 3R

Tony Davis– 2.2IP, H, 4K

Wil Browning– 1.0IP, 2K

Lansing Lugnuts (34-39)

The Lugnuts used a 4-run 4th to jump out in front of the Bowling Green Hot Rods and held on for a 5-4 win. Jeremy Gabryszwski gave the Lugnuts another quality start and had his good command once again not issuing any walks. He has only issued 12 walks over 86IP. Jeremy has not lost in 11 starts, has not issued more than 2 free passes in any start, and only pitch less than 5.0 innings once (4.2IP in his first start of the year).

Matt Dean hit his 3rd home run and Micheal Reeves had a 3-hit day for the Lugnuts. Chaz Frank drew 2 walks and has now gotten on base safely in 10 straight, and has been on base in 16 streak games.

D.J. Davis– 1/4, RBI(32), K

Derrick Loveless– 0/3, BB, K

Matt Dean- 1/3, 2R, HR(3), RBI(26), BB

Mitch Nay– 0/4

Dickie Joe Thon– 1/4, 2B(10), K

Chaz Frank- 0/2, R, 2BB, SB(8)

Jason Leblebijian-0/3, R

Micheal Reeves- 3/4, R, RBI(1)

Ian Parmley– 2/4, 2B(2), RBI(8)

Jeremy Gabryszwski (W, 5-2)- 5.2IP, 8H, 3R, 3K, HR

Brady Dragmire– 2.1IP, H, 3K

Griffin Murphy (S, 12)- 1.0IP, H, R, K

Vancouver Canadians (6-4)

The C’s scored 5 runs in the 8th inning to secure a 5-3 win. Starlyn Suriel gave the C’s 5.0IP of 2-run, 5 hit ball. Mark Biggs pitched 2.0IP of shut out, one hit ball for his first as a Vancouver Canadian.

In 10 games this season one thing is very clear….the C’s like to run. Tim Locastro stole his 4th, Roemon Fields stole his 9th, and Franklin Barreto stole his 5th. Ryan McBroom hit his first professional home run and his first double.

FYI- the C’s turned 4 double plays

Roemon Fields- 0/3, R, 2BB, SB

Time Locastro- 1/5, K, SB

Franklin Barreto- 2/5, R, 2B(5), RBI(7), K, SB

Boomer Collins– 0/3, R, 2BB, K

Brenden Kalfus– 1/5, R, 3B, 2-RBI, K

Ryan McBroom- 2/4, R, 2B, HR, 2-RBI(3)

Alexis Maldonado– 1/3, BB

Christian Vazquez– 0/2, BB, K

Kevin Garcia– 1/3, 2B, BB, K

Starlyn Suriel- 5.0IP, 5H, 2R, 2BB, 3K, HR

Mark Biggs (W, 1-0)- 2.0IP, H, BB, 4K

Jose Fernandez– 1.0IP, 2H

Brett Barber(S,2)- 1.0IP, 3H, R

Sunday’s Starters

Bisons- Esmil Rogers (1-1, 3.79 ERA)


D-Jays- Taylor Cole (5-3, 2.60 ERA; last start- L, 5.0IP, 7H, 5R, 2BB, 6K)

Lugnuts- Off Day

C’s- TBD